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I had been delaying comment on the controversy generated by Boris Johnson’s comments on Saudi Arabia.

I wanted to be able to explain the contradictory nature of his actions, which have always sided with the government in support of Saudi Arabia, and his words, which have condemned that country.

But other matters took priority over the posturings of an over-inflated politician and the passage of time made it less newsworthy.

Fortunately, our friend the Angry Yorkshireman at Another Angry Voice has written the article I wanted to produce. He hits the nail right on the head – and nails Mr Johnson at the same time.

Here’s an excerpt; please visit AAV for the full article.

One thing that we can be quite sure of is that Boris Johnson had a reason for blatantly contradicting his own government’s stance on Saudi Arabia, because he’s a cynical political opportunist.

In my view Johnson deserves severe condemnation for admitting the truth about Saudi Arabia just a few weeks after voting down an opposition motion to cease UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

The argument that the UK should continue selling weapons to a country that stands accused of grave human rights violations in Yemen because “if we don’t cash in, someone else will” is disgusting enough in its own right, but in light of Johnson’s subsequent critical comments about Saudi Arabia, such an attitude is utterly abominable.

The fact that Johnson has managed to win plaudits from liberally minded people for criticising Saudi Arabia just weeks after he colluded with his fellow Tories to continue supplying them weapons is a demonstration that empty words speak a lot more loudly than actions in the modern political word.

Boris is clearly playing the long game. He’s confident that people will judge him on his words rather than his actions because that’s how the mainstream media works these days, and he suspects that he’ll be able to continue posing as the straight-talking harmless buffoon until he can nip in as the next Tory leader and Prime Minister after Theresa May has suffered all the reputation damage caused when his Brexit mess causes another significant declines in living standards for millions of British people.

Source: When words speak louder than actions …

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